Patrick Winningham, Teacher of the Year
Patrick Winningham has been named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. He was presented a plaque by Head of School, Michael Brandt, during Graduation on May 20, 2018.
The LHS Teacher of the Year Award recognizes and honors the contributions that all teachers give each year to the school's student body and its community of families. The hours and dedication of service shared by all these great teachers come from lives dedicated in supporting students and making a positive difference with them. This award celebrated one who exemplifies excellence, inspires othes to similar heights, and reinforces the ideals LHS seeks to follow.
From Mr. Brandt's remarks:
"Patrick Winningham accepted a call to teach at Lutheran High School in 2007.
"As a choir and band director, Mr. Winningham prepared students to give top performances at concerts both at home and across the country. Mr. Winningham also encouraged musical students in theatre, piano, and music theory.
"While not in the music room, Mr. Winningham could be found teaching U.S. History with high student achievement records in advanced placement college testing.
"A parent commented, 'Mr. Winningham is a great role model as a man of faith,' and a student said, 'He is inspiring and motivational; I've learned so much and grown as a person. He shares his faith and participates in so many things.'
"Mr. Winningham has accepted a call to serve as a teacher at Valley Lutheran High School in Saginaw, MI. We will miss this high energy, compassionate, and organized teacher. We will miss hearing about his latest discoveries through the various travels that only he could fabricate.
"Most of all, we will miss the genuine Christian mentor, teacher, colleague, and friend we have had in Mr. Winningham."